Isn't it amazing how our elected government's officials all seem so headstrong, and how people like them are the only people actually involved in the understanding of how our government is actually run? It appears even they aren't even sure these days, given the behavior over the debt ceiling and the rhetoric/non-rhetoric being bantered about through the media these days.
Is it so hard to understand that our economy is in fact based upon debt? They act like they have long since forgotten that and all the talk about the debt ceiling and the deficit over my lifetime has been just that: talk. They spend more money on getting elected and re-elected than they do on the deficit or government programs such as the recent changes at the VA to reduce homelessness across America in the Veteran community. A mere drop in the bucket compared to the war chest our current President is reported to have in his pocket for his re-election campaign, which will also full of promises he can't actually achieve without support in Congress.
Obama's attitude of late reminds me of a smart alec kid who starts his first job and thinks he already knows everything when honestly knows nothing at all. Of course, I would carry on that way if I were almost certain to be able to outspend anyone in my next campaign, almost ensuring re-election. I think this is more than just about the debt ceiling, which by the way didn't seem to bother them when they were giving away Tarp funds to insurance companies and automakers.
This whole thing is about the President's attitude toward a Republican Congress which has no interest in giving in on any matter that considers anything beyond protecting their wealthy constituents and benefactors. There will be no real reforms or changes as long they all behave more like teenage bullies and less like total professionals who are able to work together and get along no matter what is going on around them. Especially with more consideration about keeping control over Congress for the party line rather than actually achieving anything else that works for the common American who maybe working for minimum wage, still at $7.40 an hour, while our elected officials are making a whole lot more a year and sleeping in their offices.
They are unable to see past the elected glow they live within, forgetting that there are actually people out there who can't afford milk, bread and basics for life just in order to survive. There are people who don't need more press conferences telling us what they can't work out, instead of ones announcing the actual ability to attain the goals and promises as stated during their campaigns, without ten million earmarks on the back end of the bill for more extravagant pork barrel production they so vehemently rail against in the press.
Mr. President sir, with all due respect, have you forgotten that there is more out there than your war chest, state dinners and expensive all-expense paid trips overseas? Where is the man who went to Chicago to change the way things were done, and why aren't you able to find enough Democrats to get things done without worrying about re-election campaigns? There is a scene from the "West Wing" that I am reminded of at this point: "Let Bartlett Be Bartlett." Less $500-a-plate dinners and more looking at the little people who can't afford to send their kids to college, go on vacations, live better than week to week. Speeches only go so far and they don't feed anyone or put money in their pockets in a country that preaches caring for one another while giving billions to other countries to keep them from fighting, all the while cutting benefits to Veterans who fought to keep the peace here in America.